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Sesshin is a multiple day meditation retreat which allows a deepening meditation.  
Partial participation in Shao Shan Temple sesshins is possible.  

If you have never attended a meditation program at Shao Shan Temple before, please contact us prior to the beginning of sesshin to arrange for a first time visit.

Sesshins, and all Shao Shan Temple programs, are by donation.

The next Sesshin is ROHATSU SESSHIN

December 1st-8th will be the Rohatsu Sesshin (Meditation Retreat)at Shao Shan Temple.

The Rohatsu Sesshin is a time of concentrated practice to commemorate

Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment upon seeing the morning star.

Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule

December 1-8th, 2017

Friday, December  1st

          5:30 pm                                                              Oryoki Review (formal meal)

6:30 pm                                Sesshin opening ceremony

          7:00pm – 8:30pm             Zazen & Kinhin


Saturday – Friday, December 2nd - 7th 

5:30 am – 7:00 am           Zazen & Kinhin

                                                         Breakfast (Oryoki)


          9:30 am – 12:00                Zazen & Kinhin

Lunch & Food Offering Walk


          2:30 pm – 5:00 pm           Dharma Talk *

Zazen & Kinhin



          7:00 pm – 8:30 pm           Zazen & Kinhin


Friday, December 8th

5:30 am – 7:00 am           Zazen  & Kinhin

7:00am                                  Sesshin closing ceremony

                                                          Closing Tea


*There will be a brief Dharma Talk or Reading in the afternoons.  The exact time of the talk is not fixed.